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What to Eat and Drink During the Super Bowl This Year

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Howells & Hood
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The Super Bowl is this Sunday and if you still haven't made plans yet, there's still time. Many restaurants around the city are throwing events or offering food and drink specials for the big game, just check out our guide for some of the deals. And if you're hosting a party at home, we've also listed spots with catering packages so you can leave all the work to the professionals while sitting back and relaxing.


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Howells & Hood

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Howells & Hood will host the first annual Chili Cook-Off event starting at 3 p.m. on the day of the game. The seven-serving flight will offer chili selections from chefs such as Scott Walton, John Manion, Patricio Sandoval and more. Guests will vote for their favorites and the winner will be announced at the end of the third quarter. The chili flight will be available for $15 per person.

Eataly Chicago

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Eataly will be hosting a Super Bowl party at La Birreria and La Carne. The event includes a full rotisserie porchetta or porcini-rubbed prime rib for 8-12 people, served with rosemary-roasted potatoes, Tuscan-style white beans and Brussels sprouts with soba. Guests will also receive three pitchers of complimentary Peroni per group. The cost is $48 per person and the regular a la carte menu will also be available.

The Refinery

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The Refinery’s Super Bowl Sunday party features a buffet that redefines the typical bar grub. For $25, you get all-you-can eat Sriracha wings, short rib chili, pulled pork sliders, Buffalo buttermilk fried shrimp, shaved Brussels sprout salad, caramel cheddar popcorn and more.

Bub City

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Leave the cooking to Bub City with its big game carryout menu. Selections include TNT taquitos ($19.95/dozen), chicken wings ($16.95/dozen), baby back ribs ($24.95/rack), pulled BBQ sandwiches ($24.95/dozen), chopped brisket ($21.95/lb) and more. Those hosting a large party can opt for two prix-fixe options designed to serve 6-8 ($125) or 13-15 people ($350).

Honey Butter Fried Chicken

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Chicago’s hottest chicken joint will offer a Super Bowl package designed to feed 10 hungry fans. The $200 menu includes 20 pieces of fried chicken, two footlong fried chicken hero sandwiches, 20 whole roasted honey Buffalo wings, pasta salad, roasted sweet potatoes, and chocolate toffee cookies. To order, call 773-478-4000.

Smoke Daddy

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Smoke Daddy will offer a lavish meat buffet for super-sized appetites during "Da Superfans Super Bowl Party," taking place from 3 p.m. until the end of the game. For only $10, guests can chow down on Paulina Meat Market smoked sausages, smoked pulled sliders and build-your-own nachos.

Fairways

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Fairways will host a Super Bowl "ParTee" featuring drink specials such as $5 Chicago draft beers, $3 Corona Light bottles, $5 Absolut mixers and $5 Fireball and Jameson shots. There will also be a Super Bowl-focused food menu and prize giveaways at halftime.

Standard Market Grill

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Watch the Super Bowl on multiple big screens while chowing down on all-you-can-eat pizzas, sandwiches and bar bites. The event runs from 4:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. and the cost is $25 per person.

Headquarters Beercade

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If playing games is more of your style, join Headquarters for its Super Bowl party. The $30 package includes food and 5 drinks, along with access to dozens of arcade and pinball games so that you can be a winner too on Super Sunday.

The Monarch

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Root for the Broncos or Seahawks at The Monarch with an all-inclusive day of brews and bites. For $65, enjoy unlimited gourmet popcorn, wings, drinks and more as well as trivia contests with prizes.

The Local Chicago

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The Local's tailgate package should keep fans happy and satisfied during the Super Bowl. Designed to feed four people, the $45 package includes blue cheese and fondue chips, USDA prime sliders, jumbo chicken drummettes, lobster quesadillas and jalapeno cornbread.

Dunlay's on the Square

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Dunlays on the Square help raise money and awareness for Stand Up For Kids of Chicago, a non-profit organization dedicated to ending youth homelessness through national and local outreach. Beginning at 4:30 p.m. on Super Sunday, guests are invited to an all-inclusive "Football, food and philanthropy" package in which a portion of sales goes to Stand Up For Kids. The event will include craft brews, wine and cocktails as well as food items like mac n’ cheese, Smoked Daddy pulled pork, cheeseburger sliders, smoked BBQ hot wings and more.

Shaw's Crab House

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Shaw’s is adding a southern flair to the big game by hosting a special Louisiana crawfish boil. For $30 per person, diners will enjoy an all-you-can-eat crawfish boil with potatoes, sausage, and corn fixins’, available between 2 p.m. and 9 p.m.

Chop Shop

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Chop Shop’s butcher and deli are offering plenty of items for your Super Bowl party. Designed to feed 10-12 guests, the selection includes skirt steak ($75), sausage and peppers ($25), 20 meatballs with gravy ($30), and 3-foot Italian-style party subs ($30).

Chicago Q

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Indulge in the barbecue of Lee Ann Whippen in the comfort of your home with Chicago q’s catering menu. The packages, designed to feed 8-10 people, include the "Smoke House" ($150): pulled pork and chicken; the "Pitmaster" ($200): pulled pork and chicken, "Kobe" brisket; or the "Grand Champion" ($225): St. Louis or baby back ribs and choice of two pulled meats. Each package comes with choice of two sides and two sauces, cornbread and pickles.

Frontier

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Frontier will offer smoked meats to-go for pickup between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. on Sunday. Options include Amish smoked turkey ($75; 15 lbs), smoked pork loin ($65; 10 lbs), Porchetta ($325; 40 lbs), boneless stuffed chicken with crawfish and cornbread stuffing ($35), smoked wings ($30 for 25 wings) as well as sides. Guests can place orders online or by calling 773-772-4322.

La Cuchara

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If you’re in the mood for some Mexican cuisine to go along with the game, drop into La Cuchara where they’ll be showing all the festivities on the big screens. Diners will enjoy 20 percent off the food portion of their bill and can sit back and relax with $3 draft beers and $6 margaritas. If you’d rather watch at home, you can also order and pick up from their game day catering menu featuring items such as Mexican-style ribs, tortas, tacos and more.

Lottie's Pub

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Guests can participate in Jameson’s half-time field goal competition to win a $250 prize. Specials include $4 Jameson and Jameson Black, $15 Miller and Coors buckets, and a free half-time buffet.

Howells & Hood

Howells & Hood will host the first annual Chili Cook-Off event starting at 3 p.m. on the day of the game. The seven-serving flight will offer chili selections from chefs such as Scott Walton, John Manion, Patricio Sandoval and more. Guests will vote for their favorites and the winner will be announced at the end of the third quarter. The chili flight will be available for $15 per person.

Eataly Chicago

Eataly will be hosting a Super Bowl party at La Birreria and La Carne. The event includes a full rotisserie porchetta or porcini-rubbed prime rib for 8-12 people, served with rosemary-roasted potatoes, Tuscan-style white beans and Brussels sprouts with soba. Guests will also receive three pitchers of complimentary Peroni per group. The cost is $48 per person and the regular a la carte menu will also be available.

The Refinery

The Refinery’s Super Bowl Sunday party features a buffet that redefines the typical bar grub. For $25, you get all-you-can eat Sriracha wings, short rib chili, pulled pork sliders, Buffalo buttermilk fried shrimp, shaved Brussels sprout salad, caramel cheddar popcorn and more.

Bub City

Leave the cooking to Bub City with its big game carryout menu. Selections include TNT taquitos ($19.95/dozen), chicken wings ($16.95/dozen), baby back ribs ($24.95/rack), pulled BBQ sandwiches ($24.95/dozen), chopped brisket ($21.95/lb) and more. Those hosting a large party can opt for two prix-fixe options designed to serve 6-8 ($125) or 13-15 people ($350).

Honey Butter Fried Chicken

Chicago’s hottest chicken joint will offer a Super Bowl package designed to feed 10 hungry fans. The $200 menu includes 20 pieces of fried chicken, two footlong fried chicken hero sandwiches, 20 whole roasted honey Buffalo wings, pasta salad, roasted sweet potatoes, and chocolate toffee cookies. To order, call 773-478-4000.

Smoke Daddy

Smoke Daddy will offer a lavish meat buffet for super-sized appetites during "Da Superfans Super Bowl Party," taking place from 3 p.m. until the end of the game. For only $10, guests can chow down on Paulina Meat Market smoked sausages, smoked pulled sliders and build-your-own nachos.

Fairways

Fairways will host a Super Bowl "ParTee" featuring drink specials such as $5 Chicago draft beers, $3 Corona Light bottles, $5 Absolut mixers and $5 Fireball and Jameson shots. There will also be a Super Bowl-focused food menu and prize giveaways at halftime.

Standard Market Grill

Watch the Super Bowl on multiple big screens while chowing down on all-you-can-eat pizzas, sandwiches and bar bites. The event runs from 4:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. and the cost is $25 per person.

Headquarters Beercade

If playing games is more of your style, join Headquarters for its Super Bowl party. The $30 package includes food and 5 drinks, along with access to dozens of arcade and pinball games so that you can be a winner too on Super Sunday.

The Monarch

Root for the Broncos or Seahawks at The Monarch with an all-inclusive day of brews and bites. For $65, enjoy unlimited gourmet popcorn, wings, drinks and more as well as trivia contests with prizes.

The Local Chicago

The Local's tailgate package should keep fans happy and satisfied during the Super Bowl. Designed to feed four people, the $45 package includes blue cheese and fondue chips, USDA prime sliders, jumbo chicken drummettes, lobster quesadillas and jalapeno cornbread.

Dunlay's on the Square

Dunlays on the Square help raise money and awareness for Stand Up For Kids of Chicago, a non-profit organization dedicated to ending youth homelessness through national and local outreach. Beginning at 4:30 p.m. on Super Sunday, guests are invited to an all-inclusive "Football, food and philanthropy" package in which a portion of sales goes to Stand Up For Kids. The event will include craft brews, wine and cocktails as well as food items like mac n’ cheese, Smoked Daddy pulled pork, cheeseburger sliders, smoked BBQ hot wings and more.

Shaw's Crab House

Shaw’s is adding a southern flair to the big game by hosting a special Louisiana crawfish boil. For $30 per person, diners will enjoy an all-you-can-eat crawfish boil with potatoes, sausage, and corn fixins’, available between 2 p.m. and 9 p.m.

Chop Shop

Chop Shop’s butcher and deli are offering plenty of items for your Super Bowl party. Designed to feed 10-12 guests, the selection includes skirt steak ($75), sausage and peppers ($25), 20 meatballs with gravy ($30), and 3-foot Italian-style party subs ($30).

Chicago Q

Indulge in the barbecue of Lee Ann Whippen in the comfort of your home with Chicago q’s catering menu. The packages, designed to feed 8-10 people, include the "Smoke House" ($150): pulled pork and chicken; the "Pitmaster" ($200): pulled pork and chicken, "Kobe" brisket; or the "Grand Champion" ($225): St. Louis or baby back ribs and choice of two pulled meats. Each package comes with choice of two sides and two sauces, cornbread and pickles.

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Frontier

Frontier will offer smoked meats to-go for pickup between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. on Sunday. Options include Amish smoked turkey ($75; 15 lbs), smoked pork loin ($65; 10 lbs), Porchetta ($325; 40 lbs), boneless stuffed chicken with crawfish and cornbread stuffing ($35), smoked wings ($30 for 25 wings) as well as sides. Guests can place orders online or by calling 773-772-4322.

La Cuchara

If you’re in the mood for some Mexican cuisine to go along with the game, drop into La Cuchara where they’ll be showing all the festivities on the big screens. Diners will enjoy 20 percent off the food portion of their bill and can sit back and relax with $3 draft beers and $6 margaritas. If you’d rather watch at home, you can also order and pick up from their game day catering menu featuring items such as Mexican-style ribs, tortas, tacos and more.

Lottie's Pub

Guests can participate in Jameson’s half-time field goal competition to win a $250 prize. Specials include $4 Jameson and Jameson Black, $15 Miller and Coors buckets, and a free half-time buffet.

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